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  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Fort Lauderdale
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Fort Lauderdale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Almost all specific to my file, which they obviously read closely. This impressed me. Some schools clearly had NOT read my file. " Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"the ole best and worst qualities question..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"file specific: discuss how I will overcome lack of science background--I'm not a science major and had just met the basic science requirements. But, I knew that question was coming and we discussed it and moved on...Some schools are just plain rude about it, and I wonder why those schools invited me, but the Nova interviewers understood my potential b/c of my work in other areas...." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read all the SDN questions and typed out answers to all of them. Looked at lots of online questions and rehearsed answers. Reviewed my ACOMAS application and looked for weaknesses." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They said (& I believed) that they were there to advocate on my behalf with the entrance committee, and to approach all questions with the mindset of helping my advocates to make the best possible case for me. That tone helped steer the interview, make it less stressful and more candid...." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"NO COFFEE! I flew half way across the country at significant expense, and this was the ONLY school that didn't have pastry and caffine...that's just cruel. Also cramming me into a tiny waiting room with a bunch of frighten younger applicants all in the same interview suit, most talking sports, few talking medicine... well, that could have been better orchestrated: Put us in a meeting room, with a skirted sideboard, rugella and good coffee. That's just standard courtesy in all day interviews/conferences/meetings" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The Dean's frank closing speech is an impressive testiment to their commitment to produce compassionate physicians not dermotologists in search of big bucks. I've been accepted at 4 schools and will likely pick Nova as I share the dean's vision professional and self-less service. Nice facilities too and seems to have a good support system..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

Ft. Lauderdale

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriot

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2008

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Have coffee and pastry available, as is usual & customary" Report Response

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